Alva Luna Bruton

Female24 October 1891–31 October 1985

Brief Life History of Alva Luna

When Alva Luna Bruton was born on 24 October 1891, in May, Brown, Texas, United States, her father, Needham Thomas Bruton, was 23 and her mother, Ida Florance English, was 22. She married Henry Marcus Shofner on 18 October 1908, in Brown, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bailey, Texas, United States in 1930 and Bailey, Texas, United States in 1950. She died on 31 October 1985, in Muleshoe, Bailey, Texas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Muleshoe, Bailey, Texas, United States.

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Henry Marcus Shofner
Alva Luna Bruton
Marriage: 18 October 1908
Herman Shofner
Zora May Shofner
James T Shofner
Oleta Claudell Shofner
Ruth Laverne Shofner

Sources (17)

  • Alva L Shofner, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alva Luna - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Alva Luna
  • Alva L Bruton, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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  • Marriage
    18 October 1908Brown, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1913: Bailey, Texas, United States

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 25

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Bruton in Somerset or Bruton in Whitchurch, Warwickshire. The Somerset example is named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk, vigorous’. Bruton in Warwickshire is from Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it may be a variant of Brunton . Compare Brewton .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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